Rare Exclusive: Federal Government Owes Apple An Apology

Senator Rand Paul Turns to Rare.Us to Denounce Congressional Bullying of American Technology Icon: "Instead of Apple, Congress Should Be On Trial"

May 21, 2013, 17:58 ET from Rare.Us

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Senate liberals today turned their attacks on American business towards Apple, Inc., the nation's icon of entrepreneurial and innovation success, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took a stand against the government's attempt to "bully, berate and badger" the company with an exclusive to Rare.us (http://rare.us/story/rand-paul-shame-on-senate-for-harassing-apple/).

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Senator Paul notes that the U.S. Senate investigatory hearing on "Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code" admitted that Apple had not broken any laws, but zealously pursued the titan of job creation anyway. 

"Apple's job-creating machine extends across the United States. The iPhone uses Gorilla Glass, which is manufactured in Kentucky by Corning. Today, Corning—and Kentucky—benefit from nearly $700 million in sales, employing more than 300 people thanks to Apple. Rather than berating Apple, we should celebrate the jobs Apple continues to create," he wrote.

Senator Paul places blame where it is due, on the anti-business U. S. Tax Code, calling for the federal government to apologize to one of America's most admired companies and the second-most valuable company in the world:  "I think the federal government owes an apology to Apple. Instead of Apple, Congress should be on trial for having the crummiest tax code imaginable; for having a byzantine tax code that runs into the tens of thousands of pages; for creating a tax code that simply doesn't compete with the rest of the world."

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